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Multipotent Polymer Coatings Based on Chemical Vapor Deposition Copolymerization

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  • Y. Elkasabi,

    1. Departments of Chemical Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, and Macromolecular Science and Engineering, University of Michigan, 2300 Hayward Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, USA
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  • H.-Y. Chen,

    1. Departments of Chemical Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, and Macromolecular Science and Engineering, University of Michigan, 2300 Hayward Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, USA
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  • J. Lahann

    1. Departments of Chemical Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, and Macromolecular Science and Engineering, University of Michigan, 2300 Hayward Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, USA
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  • JL gratefully acknowledges support from the NSF in form of a CAREER grant (DMR-0449462) and a Major Instrumentation Grant (DMR-0420785). The authors thank Dr. Erdogan Gulari, University of Michigan, for use of the fluorescence scanner. Supporting Information is available online from Wiley InterScience or from the author.

Abstract

Multifunctional surfaces presenting two different biological ligands in controllable ratios are prepared via chemical vapor deposition copolymerization. These polymer coatings are designed so that different functionalities can be orthogonally introduced (see figure and cover), making them attractive for a wide range of biomedical devices such as microanalytical or diagnostic systems.

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